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According to inscriptions the emperor of Ujjain, King Vikramaditya held the fort in 56 B.C. The fort is situated at 35 kms from Mirzapur. Legendary sage "Bharatihari" who was the elder brother of Raja Vikramaditya, took live samadhi inside the fort.

The historical fort is ascribed to one of the greatest warrior and ruler Sher Shah Suri, who took over the fort in 1536. Sonva Mandap, Sun Dial and a huge well are some of the attractions inside the fort.

The fort offers a stranded view of River "Ganga" and a U.P. Tourism bungalow is situated in Chunar to stay.


Large premises of the fort with ramparts and massive entrance stand over a height near Dhandhraul Dam. Approximately 35 kms from Robertzganj the fort was built by medieval Rajputs contemporary to Kantit, Agori and Barahar States.

A major shrine of Muslim Saint Meeran Shah is located within the fort premises. According to the legends 7 tanks were found at a time in the fort area but right now three large and one small tank exist.

The relics and ruins of medieval structures is still present and rest of the fort area is replete with rocks and dreary landscape.

Visit to the fort is good for adventure tourism. It is 6 kms walk through the dense forest of Kaimoor from Dhandarol Dam and it takes two to three hours to climb the rocks to approach the Gateway of the fort.


The bridge across the rivulet Ojhla (Punya Jala) is a valuable heritage of the city. It was constructed by Mahant Parshuram Giri in (Vikram Samvat1772).

The structure is a fine instance of sculpture notably the bridge was constructed by one day income in cotton trade.

There are two fort like minarets and ramparts on the either side of the bridge and below the road the hanging underground rooms have been built to provide shelter for the commuters.


Situated in the heart of the city, Ghataghar is by no means less fascinating than the Big Ben of London.

Constructed in the year of 1891, the entire structure is made of finely carved stones. The image of Fairies, Lion Eagle and Dragon have been engraved all around the walls with floral shapes vine and foliage.

The clock has 1000 kgs bell made of alloy metal and hangs down from the upper most story.

The toll of the bell could be heard at any part of the old township during night.


Like that of Banaras the river bank of Mirzapur too is lined with gigantic structures of stone. As we sail down or upstream series of ghats and the flight of steps stretched in acres and acres naturally attract our attention. In the days of yore these ghats were a community center as well as a place of religious congregation on most of these ghat temples made with fine stone sculpture have been built. Some of the famous ghats of Mirzapur are:


In ancient times there was a tank named as Narain at this place which was later engulfed by the river Ganges. Nar Ghat was used as a jetty for the cargo barges on which the forest and agro products of the district and nearby area were loaded for Calcutta.

A quadrangular stone pillar inscription is found which reveals the octroi rates of cargo items in Hindi, Persian and English scripts. Ghat was used for the purpose of trade till two decades back but now it remains on a ferry ghat.


The exquisite stone structure of pacca ghat is unparalleled, though the ghats of Varanasi are better known in the world.

The entire ghat is made of sand stone. Each and every pillar panel lattice is itself a precious cultural heritage as it is full of fine stone engraving.

The architecture and the sculpture of the ghat is the finest among river ghats any where made in India. It was constructed by Seth Nabalak Sahu around the year 1890.


Sankatha Ghat, Badali Ghat, Baba Ghat, Sunder Ghat, Bariya Ghat, Daooji Ghat